Okeanos Explorer Video Highlights
The videos on this page were collected from the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during the Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition, the Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 Expedition, Galápagos Rift 2011 Expedition and INDEX-SATAL 2010 Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region of Indonesian waters.
Portugal. The Man Create ‘Endangered Song’ for Earth Day
Just in time for Earth Day, Portugal. The Man have partnered with Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute to release a limited-edition run of 400 records to raise awareness for critically endangered Sumatran tigers. Such a creative way to raise awareness!
Kepler Team Announces Discovery of Earth-Sized Planet in Habitable Zone
photo credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech
The holy grail being a planet that is essentially like ours in terms of size, composition, and habitability: an Earth-twin. While we still haven’t found a planet that exactly fits that bill, Kepler has now confirmed the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet in its star’s habitable zone.
17 Amazing Trips for Animal Lovers
Pandas, whales and golden retrievers, oh my! Check out this list for your next vacation idea.
Curiosity Rover is Hard at Work in Latest Interactive Mars Panorama
Caked in red silt, NASA’s Curiosity rover looks like it’s been trekking through a Martian dust storm in this latest interactive panorama. But nothing can tarnish the joy of seeing this incredible machine hard at work on another planet.
The Worst Climbing Accident in the History of Everest
“On April 18th, shortly before 7 A.M. local time, an overhanging wedge of ice the size of a Beverly Hills mansion broke loose, crashed into the slope below shattering into truck-size chunks and hurtled toward some fifty climbers laboring slowly upward through the Khumbu Icefall.” Jon Krakauer, author of Into thin Air, reports on the worst climbing accident in the history of Everest.